Special Projects in 2009

Special Projects funding is flexible to respond to opportunities not necessarily aligned with the Foundation's core grantmaking areas. There are four general categories:

  • Collaboration across programs
  • General support for institutions
  • Opportunistic grantmaking
  • Initiatives

In 2009, the Foundation made 99 Special Projects grants to 88 organizations totaling over $15.4 million.

Download Special Project's 2009 Report to the Board PDF

View a list of Special Projects' 2009 grants.

Special Projects in the News in 2009:

Seeking a World Free of Nuclear Weapons: An Interview with Former Secretary of State George Shultz
Reinventing California Government for a New Century
Three Bay Area Foundations Join to Strengthen Grassroots Nonprofits Serving People of Color
Fresno Foundation’s New Life Brings New Hope to a Region